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Queen on Screen

Queen on Screen

They're responsible for the Britain's favourite song, 'Bohemian Rhapsody', as well as its favourite live performance - 'Live Aid in '85'. Now, more than a decade after the death of Freddie Mercury. Queen have returned for a world tour, with a new lead singer.

In Uncut Take 94 (March 2005), Uncut magazine charts the rise of one of the world's biggest bands, while Brian May and new boy Paul Rodgers reveal all about the comeback of 2005.
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At Uncut.co.uk we've compiled a collection of ten of the finest Queen anthems on Video, simply click the links and you can watch all ten in whichever order you prefer.
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Bohemian Rhapsodyhigh | lowA capella intro, lush ballad sequence, operatic wig-out and air-guitar finale make for an Olympian six-minute concept that’s buried deep in the hard-drive of your soul – whether you like it or not.
I Want To Break Freehigh | lowStarts with the band dressed as Coronation Street characters. Then we’re transported to a Queen concert with suspect Nuremberg overtones. Banned by MTV
Bicycle Racehigh | lowFifty lovely ladies riding around Wembley stadium in the buff. That’s all you need to know.
Radio Ga Gahigh | lowQueen Superimposed over Fritz Lang’s ‘Metropolis’ – but Deacon’s towering Afro steals the show.
The Miraclehigh | lowFour children perform as Queen. Most memorable for the sight of the kid playing Mercury in his gay clone phase.
I'm Going Slightly Madhigh | lowMercury as Lord Byron, May in a penguin costume, and Taylor riding a tricycle with a kettle strapped to his head.
Killer Queenhigh | lowGlam meets music hall, with a chorus infectious as SARS. Altogether now: “She’s a killer qu-eeeeeeeeeeeeen”.
It's A Hard Lifehigh | lowMercury in a giant prawn outfit, Taylor as an Elizabethan prince, May playing guitar on an elongated human skull and Deacon looking uncomfortable as a silver unicorn.
Somebody To Lovehigh | lowForget the George Michael remake. Go to the original if layer upon layer of muscular longing is what you’re after. No office party is complete without it.
We Are The Championshigh | lowLock arms, sway from side to side and sing-along-a-Freddie. The “We Shall Overcome” of rock, and the alternative national anthem at big sporting events.

For more information on Queen, go to queenonline.com. If you'd like to buy Queen material, go to shop.queenonline.com


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